Alberta and B.C.’s carbon tax didn’t reduce emissions and Canada’s energy-intensive trade-exposed industries are still at risk of carbon leakage.

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This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas stories and providing research and facts to counter misinformation about the oil and gas industry.


News Headline:

David Suzuki: Carbon pricing is like handwashing in a pandemic

Activist David Suzuki pushes carbon tax but neglects aspects of tax that can negatively affect the economy.

The Facts:

Alberta and B.C.’s carbon tax didn’t reduce emissions and Canada’s energy-intensive trade-exposed industries are still at risk of carbon leakage.

  • Despite Suzuki noting that Canadians produce the highest per capita emissions, Canada produces fewer emissions per unit of energy used than the European Union, India, China, and the United States.
    https://energyoutlook.ca/chapter-1/


Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.


What Canadians think about the future of oil and gas

A recent study done by researchers at the University of Ottawa found that Canadians views on energy aren’t as divided as it might seem. The results suggest that most Canadians are generally optimistic that Canada can align climate action with oil and gas development — including through ambitious climate policies, a growing and environmentally responsible oil and gas sector, and a strong export market that reduces emissions abroad.

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